RE: When User Interfaces Attack

Subject: RE: When User Interfaces Attack
From: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- cytomedix -dot- com>
To: techwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:02:48 -0400

Coincidentally, next month marks the end of the security support for Windows XP and Office 2003. After that, the question for my home PC is, do I love the interface more than good malware management? (Answer: nope.)

I already use Classic Shell at work, and there are similar emulators for Office. But it's just not the same...

-----Original Message-----
From: Shawn
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:51 PM
To: Cardimon, Craig
Cc: techwrl
Subject: Re: When User Interfaces Attack

Nice list. Thanks for sharing Craig.

It is comforting to learn that I am not alone about many of these, without merit, changes for the sake of change.

The default loss of scroll bars in OSx is one of the most infuriating ones for me. I don't use them very often so I have enough trouble navigating around a Mac... trying, in vain, to translate my knowledge of Ubuntu's and Windows 7 OS UI knowledge.

I think it is fair that sometimes change is good but our own stubbornness prevents us from accepting these changes and admitting the change is an improvement. For instance, I absolutely detest the Windows 8 UI but others love it. Brian commented that any UI change after Windows 2000 was unnecessary but I think the Windows 7 UI was a huge improvement (uh... once you add in some 3rd party modifiers like to bring back the folder size in File Explorer). Finally, I know many may disagree, but the Apple iPhone has gone through a steady stream of UI improvements since iOS 4.

Most of the time, UI 'improvements' are highly subjective.

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